Moroccan Midnight Cowl

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The Moroccan Midnight Cowl is a fantastic, sparkly, color changing cowl, that combines two different yarns to wonderful effect! Perfect for a night out, a romantic walk in freshly fallen snow… or a run to the grocery store!

Moroccan Midnight Cowl: free #crochet pattern!

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By using a solid combined with a variegated or self striping yarn, you can make this eye catching cowl and have only 4 ends to weave in when you’re done. With Aran weight yarn you’ll be warm and cozy too – and done crocheting it in no time!

Moroccan Midnight Cowl: free #crochet pattern!

Moroccan Midnight Cowl

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Moroccan Midnight Cowl: free #crochet pattern!

Round 1: With Color A, FSC 84. (Alternate: ch 85, sc in the second ch from the hook and each ch to the end.) Join with a sl st to the first st without twisting. (84 sts)

Round 2: CSDC (Alternate: ch 3), ch 1, dc in the first st (V st made). *Skip 2 sts, [dc, ch 1, dc] in the next st. Repeat from * until 2 sts remain. Join to CSDC (or top of ch 3) with a sl st. Remove the hook from the active loop and place a stitch marker in the loop to secure it, so it won’t pull out as you work the other color. (28 V sts or 84 sts)

Round 3: With Color B, STDC (Alternate: join with sl st and ch 3) in ch sp of 1st V st of previous round. Ch 1, dc in the same ch sp (V st made). [Dc, ch 1, dc] in each ch sp around. Pull active loop and working yarn of Color A to front of fabric, then join with sl st to STDC (or top of ch 3). Remove hook from loop, place marker in loop so it doesn’t pull out. (28 V sts or 84 sts)

Round 4: Replace hook in active loop of Color A, CSDC, ch 1, dc between first and last V of the row before the previous round (NOT in the ch sp, but between the Vs). [Dc, ch 1, dc] between the V sts of round before the previous round around, enclosing previous round. Leaving working yarn and active loop of Color B behind fabric, join with sl st to CSDC. Remove hook from loop, PM in loop so it doesn’t pull out. (28 V sts or 84 sts)

Round 5: Insert hook in the ch sp of the first V st of the previous round. Replace hook in active loop of Color B and pull it through the V to the front, leaving working yarn behind. CSDC, ch 1, dc in the ch sp of that first V. [Dc, ch 1, dc] in each ch sp around. Pull active loop and working yarn of Color A to front of fabric, then join with sl st to CSDC. Remove hook from loop, PM in loop so it doesn’t pull out. (28 V sts or 84 sts)

Round 6 – 21: Repeat Rounds 4-5 eight times, breaking Color B and finishing it off after Round 20.

Round 22: Continuing with Color A, ch 1 and sc in between the first and last V sts of the previous round (at the join). *Skip the next st, work 2 sc in the ch sp.** Skip the next st, sc between the V sts. Repeat from * ending last repeat at **. Break yarn and use seamless join to finish off. (84 sts)

And that’s all there is to it! I have at least one more pattern in store for this stitch, so stay tuned!

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  1. 3

    Gillian McM says

    This is lovely, thank you so much! I have a question: how do you wear a cowl like this so that it keeps you warm?
    I mean, how is it different from a scarf that you wrap around you?

    • 4

      Tamara Kelly says

      I like to tuck it into the top of my coat a big, and then have the rest up over my mouth when it’s very frigid, or more relaxed when it’s just chilly. The great thing about cowls as opposed to scarves is that they don’t blow away in the wind – something we have a LOT of here lol.

  2. 11

    Trudy says

    Tamara that is so beautiful. I have two granddaughters that will LOVE this cowl!! They love all your items that I make them . Thank you again for such beautiful patterns !

  3. 13

    Marrie says

    Its looking awesome in different colors..
    You, are very creative
    Some things have its way of making and that is easy for you
    You have great perfection.

  4. 16


    I love your pattern and use of colors. Wearing it must look like wearing a stained glass window around your neck. I can’t wait to try it out.

    Thank you!

  5. 19

    janie says

    Going to hobby lobby in the morn. may just have to give this a try!! Thanks for the pattern and tutorial ♥♥

  6. 23

    Helen says

    Didn’t think I was much of a cowl person til I saw this one,,, a magnificent piece of work!!!! With these nippy temps and breezes that have invaded the Peach State this will be put to good use… Thanks so much for sharing this with us

  7. 27

    Nancy says

    I would like to know the number of chains for this cowl pattern. Is it the same number as for the other” way? I love the pattern but I prefer to chain the base row. Thank you.

  8. 29

    Amanda says

    I am having so much trouble with this pattern….. I got to round 5 and noticed that it wasn’t looking quite right. After my color A I went on to my color B round and crocheted in the V stitches right? Not the space between. Then, I went on and went back to color A. I ended up with my color A initial row having the big gaps between V stitches open and “holey” I guess. Like I missed a step or did something wrong…… I even watched the tutorial video :(

    • 30

      Tamara Kelly says

      It’s hard to say without seeing it, but perhaps you need to go down a hook size? There are some holes there, certainly, but if they’re too big a smaller hook might work better for you.

  9. 31

    Nicky says

    Love This Pattern! It Inspired Me To Make Matching Fingerless Gloves And Ear WarmeR Headband. I’ve Been Raiding My Yarn Stash to Find Coordinating CoLors To Make More!

  10. 35

    Jimmye dorman says


    I saw this pattern on and immediately knew it had to be yours. That Moroccan Tile pattern from the afghan and bag is so distinct and gorgeous!! I can’t wait to finish my current projects so I can try the bag, but I might tackle the cowl first since it is only 2 yarns. Actually, I will probably make the bag in two colors also.
    Thank you for sharing your beautiful patterns,


  11. 37

    Angelica says

    OMG! There’s a cowl pattern as well, and exactly how I like them: a bit long so it doesn’t get too near the neck, more an adorment than a wamer. Many thanks again, Tamara

  12. 38

    Connie says

    Hi, Thanks for the tutorials on csdc and the stdc stitches. Always like to learn stitches that make patterns look nicer.

  13. 40

    Connie says

    Hi, I finished this cowl and it’s great. Would like to make an ear warmer and am wondering if I should use the slouchy hat pattern and modify it or is there a pattern that I haven’t seen. Thanks!

  14. 42

    lelah says

    Love this but could someone tell me what I am doing wrong that the inside of mine doesn’t look like yours? It is mostly just the B color covering the inside?

  15. 44

    Sarah says

    I wanted to thank you for sharing this pattern! I made a bunch of these in infinity scarves as gifts for Christmas. They were a hit! This pattern is perfect to change up the yarns and colors to suit each individual. I used Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable as color B for a lot of the scarves and Lion Brand Heartland for color A (very soft and fluffy combination!) I also made them wider by making it so there were 12 rows of color B. Perfect. Thanks again :)

  16. 47

    Uma says

    I’d like to make a twisted scarf instead of a cowl. How many chains would I have to start with and how many skeins would I need?

    • 48

      Tamara Kelly says

      That depends on your measurements Uma, I would have to redesign and remake the scarf to give you an exact amount.

  17. 51

    Alice says

    I love this look ! Now I’ll make the boot cuffs. Same as the mittens leaving out the thumb opening and measuring the calf . Thanks

  18. 53

    Lelah says

    Thank you thank you thank you! Did not realize there was a video for the stitch and yep I was not going through BOTH colors! Yay!


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